Ahmedabad will host a two-day Urban20 mayoral summit from today, that is expected to bring together several city leaders and mayors from across G20 nations.
The U20 is an engagement group under India’s G20 presidency. It is a city diplomacy initiative, comprising cities from G20 countries, emphasising the role of cities in taking forward the global agenda for sustainable development through collaboration among cities.
More than 20 mayors from across the world and about 25 mayors from Indian cities will share their experiences of their respective city-level actions and initiatives, Ahmedabad is the U20 Chair for the current sixth cycle and is supported by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) as the Technical Secretariat.
Besides the deliberations among mayors, one of the highlights of the upcoming Summit will be four thematic sessions focusing on U20 priorities.